Funny how perceptions can change; I used to consider getting up at 8am (on a weekday) or 10pm (at the weekend) as getting up late. After another late night (11:15pm ish) I woke up at 4:45am and considered THAT to be late.
I did the gym as per usual (no skipping that for sure!) and again had to sacrifice the riverside walk in order to maintain the new work schedule (in at 7, home at 3). I did get off the bus a few stops early, and deliberately skipped the coffee shop so I can get in another walk up/down the stairs to get coffee.
Breakfast: 1 slice dry toast with orange marmalade (pre-gym) 2 mutigrain weetbix and skim milk
Mid-morning: Vanilla yoghurt, walnuts, almonds, seeds
Lunch: Teriyaki Fish, rice, 2 pcs sushi, shredded cabbage
Mid-afternoon: Fruit salad
Dinner: “Monster Munch” Salad – a Weight Watchers tuna salad recipe.
Plain, filtered water: 3500ml
Long macchiato – no sugar
Glass orange juice
Gym (details below)
Down stairs Level 8 to Ground x 4
Up stairs Level 1 to Level 8 x 3
Lunchtime riverside walk
Step count 12,062
5 minute warm up on bike – 1.939km
Leg press, 3 sets of 10. Sets performed on level number 12, 13 then 14
Chest press, 3 sets of 10. Sets performed on level number 11, 12 then 11
Assisted chinups, 3 sets of 10. Sets performed with 85kg, 80kg, 85kg
Seated row, 3 sets of 10. Sets performed with 35kg, 40kg, 40kg
Physical, Mood etc.:
Morning – Woke up at 4:45am, mood so-so (bit miffed at being up late)
Lunch – Excellent mood, enjoyed a great walk along the river
Night – Mood great – tired and ready for bed (10:40pm)
Clearly I need to watch the times I get to bed – had a run of 3 11pms in a row and paid the price this morning with a 4:45 wake-up. Something to watch out for!
The seated row – I think I got the wrong machine last time. I’m also not entirely convinced I got things right with the machine this morning. Will check out some technique videos and re-benchmark the weights if necessary.